Hedgehogs had another busy term in the run up to Christmas.
Some Science highlights stand out. First we tried growing Hyacinths; everybody was impressed by the quantity of roots and we are waiting in hope for flowers. They have gone to caring homes for Christmas so we shall see what January brings. Next we looked closely at worms. We observed them carefully and noticed the huge difference in the soil when the worms had eaten their way up and down the wormery. We also wrote some excellent wiggly worm shape poems.
We have tried to think about our responsibilities to others as well as ourselves through such events as World Kindness Day, Anti-cyberbullying Day, Odd Socks Day in Anti-bullying week and through our ongoing Mental Health work. A big thank you to the families who have helped others through contributions to Children in Need, on Christmas Jumper Day and through the Shoebox appeal.
The homework contributions were wonderful, with contributions in every area. The Christmas decoration idea was the most popular, with some very creative festive features.
The children worked really hard on the Christmas play; the production ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ requires a lot of concentration for characters to be in the right place at the right time and the children rose to the challenge. The acting was great and the singing was of a very high standard. Two classes on their own sang clearly and tunefully. The soloists were amazing! We were very proud of them and we thank the parents for the fantastic costumes.
By the end of term the class was looking very festive with beautiful Advent calendars and carefully created, properly hexagonal snowflakes. In the final assembly of the year Hedgehogs class impressed the school when we played ‘Jingle Bells’ on recorders.
After the Christmas break we hope we are all refreshed and ready for another exciting term.